Virtualization is the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.

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Extreme mouse lag in Starcraft I using VirtualBox Mac Host, Windows 7 Guest

I've installed virtual box on my new MacBook Pro and I'm hosting a Windows 7 instance. Everything works very smoothly. However, I've installed the original Starcraft (yes, 1995! It's 20 years old!) ...
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Windows 8.1 Hyper-V guests cannot access Internet

I've set up several Linux VMs using Windows 8.1 Pro's Hyper-V feature. This was working fine yesterday. Shortly after installing a new VM, I noticed that it could not access the Internet. This was ...
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Nested virtualization not working

I installed virtualbox 4.2.10 on OS X 10.8.3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on it as a guest. I have hardware virtualization enabled for the guest, as the screenshot shows But when I login to the VM ...
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How do I bridge a connection from Wi-Fi to TAP on Mac OS X? (for the emulator QEMU)

I'm trying to setup a bridge between my Wi-Fi connection and an emulator (QEMU). I need a virtual machine to be on the same LAN as the host, with its own IP address. QEMU requires using a TAP ...
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Cannot access internet on host computer when adapter is bridged for a virtual machine

I am running a Windows Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 8. To connect the guest machine to the internet, I create a virtual switch using the Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager. I tell it to use my ...
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arbitrary number of cpu's in a virtual machine

I'm planning to give a seminar / demonstration on the advantages of grid computing. As we don't have a physical grid (yet), I thought I would create a set of virtual machines, set up GridEngine and ...
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Virtualbox, using the same keybord layout of the host in the guest os

I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Debian x64 and my host OS is Windows XP Professional 64-bit. On Debian I'm using a custom keyboard layout that I set on system startup through the command setxkbmap. ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So i'm trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: 1.) BackTrack5 2.) Centos 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) 3.) Win XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Making VMPlayer actually scale to full screen

I'm trying to use VMware Player 4.0 to play my existing virtual machines (previously created using VMware Workstation, to which I don't have access anymore). All works fine, but when the guest OS ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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Application Integration Mode within Windows 7 (“Windows XP Mode”)

I'm having an issue where applications that are virtualized (on VMs using Windows XP SP3 --not XP Mode, just regular Virtual PC) and accessible by my host machine (Windows 7 Enterprise x64) are just ...
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Error while VMware Converter for creating virtual machine for Vmplayer

I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version=4.0.1, build=build-161434 to hot clone the linux partition on my laptop. It has a partition with Windows Xp pro and another with Opensuse 11.0. ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Connecting a network wireless adapter to BackTrack 5 R3

I installed BackTrack 5 R3 x64 on a VMware Workstation 10 while running Windows 8 x64. I bought a Network Wireless adapter "TL-WN8200ND" and this adapter works as normal in my system. But when I ...
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How to configure Open vSwitch bridge to make all ports trunked?

I am trying to configure open vSwitch on a XenServer install to trunk all ports with VLANs. How would I make it so that whenever a new VM is added the port that is connected to it is automatically ...
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Two different GPUs, one [virtual] monitor on windows 7

i have two GPUs on my windows 7 guest configuration, one is virtual, but looks like a real one for windows (Cirrus VGA from qemu/XEN setup), and one is fully real, Radeon HD7870, which is dedicated ...
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“ACPI\QEMU0001” unknown ACPI device after Windows 2008 install with libvirt

After installing Windows 2008 in a libvirt virtual environment (command below for reference), I'm stuck with an "Unknown device" in Device Manager. The Hardware Ids show ACPI\QEMU0001. I tried using ...
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Graphics card in guest system

My host system is debian jessie x64, i'm using virtualbox 4.2+ Guest system is win7 x64. I enabled 3d acceleration also installed guest drivers, but any 3d app works really slow and AERO doesn't work ...
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Can you explain me VMWare Performance Counters in Windows?

I am having a guest Windows Server 2008 R2, i.e. VMWare virtual machine Can you explain me VM counters vs. non-VM-ones, in the case of "% Processor Time" (under "VM Processor" section) vs. "% ...
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VM Join Domain and Connect to Internet

I'm not really strong in networking and virtualization but I need to solve this case. I have 4 servers in my VM with 1 of it as Domain Controller and 1 of it need to be connected to internet. I ...
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Advice on Dev Laptop (Lenovo W530) for Mobile Development

I am ordering a Lenovo W530. It is going to be used mainly for mobile (iOS, Android & Win Phone) and backend development. A lot of VMWare virtual machines of course. But not over 2 concurrent ...
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Intel Vt-x - Android emulator

Im trying to improve the speed of the Android emulator by installing Intel Haxm. I've downloaded all that's necessary from the Android SDK. Now when I try to install the software for Intel, I get an ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it

I would like to know if what I want to is possible. First, here is my hardware configuration : MB : Gigabyte H77-DS3H Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) MSI Nvidia GTX 760 8 Gb RAM 1333 MHz What I want ...
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How to set up a VM gateway/DHCP and virtual network in CentOS KVM?

Today I have a working setup where the physical host runs W2k3. It has 2 physical NIC's. It runs Vmware server and I have a ClearOS VM installed acting as a FW/DHCP/DNS for both the host and all the ...
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Simple networking: Hyper-V Internal Virtual Switch on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1. I have downloaded Windows Vista VM for IE7 testing from http://modern.ie I also have VirtualBox installed to use with vagrant. Since Hyper-V is not yet supported by vagrant. ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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If two page files are on separate disks, how do I set Windows to fill up one and then the other

I am running windows 7 in a virtual machine. I have a C drive that is a normal SATA drive. I have a virtio drive that has a Reizer file system underneath that is roughly 3 times as fast as the C ...
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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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Can I convert a parallels virtual machine (pvm file) to a windows virtual pc or other free virtualization software?

I have a pvm file with an image of windows 7 in it. I want to be able to open this on a windows computer. I don't mind what virtualization to use so long as it's free, so probably either virtualbox or ...
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Migrating a Computer to a VHD

A client of mine has a computer running applications for roughly 10 machines. They need a real server to handle all of this and I'm going to make some recommendations and install/migrate everything. ...
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Fedora 18 in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows Vista

I want to install Fedora 18 [Desktop] in Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.10 r84104. [My system is Windows Vista 32 bit] I have followed the following steps while configuring the Virtual Machine. Memory Size ...
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How can I get qemu's Ctrl+Alt keys working in -curses mode?

So here's the situation; I currently have qemu installed on an OpenBSD 5.3 snapshot. This is a console setup so I have to either run with -curses or -nographic. The problem here is that I'm having ...
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Application Virtualization

I have been doing alot of reading on various types of virtualization but the one that really has me confused is Application Virtualization. Not so much the sandbox aspect but the fact that you can ...
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cannot start virtual machine windows 8 hyper-v laptop i5

I recently bought an Asus laptop equipped with i5-3317u 1.70GHz and Windows 8. Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and added the hyper-v feature. Creating a VM goes OK but trying to start it, it fails with a ...
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windows virtual wifi client manager

I successfully setup a virtual router using Windows 7's virtual wifi miniport adapter are there any tools or software that i can use to manage the clients connecting in my "Virtual Router"? Also, ...
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XEN 4.1.3 on OpenSuSE 12.2 not seeing keyboard of Dell XPS 1330

The title really says it all. When booting the XEN Hypervisor kernel, everything works flawlessly, except that the keyboard is not seen at all. If I plug a USB keyboard, it is recognized and I can ...
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Poor VirtualBox performance on Windows 2008 R2

I'm running a Ubuntu Server VM on a Windows 2008 R2 host, and I'm getting very poor I/O performance. See the following screenshot that shows my processes are severely I/O bound (i.e. 96.0% wait) ...
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Is there anyway to print to a remote client/printer from a cloud-based virtual CentOS machine?

The scenario is that I will potentially be using a cloud based virtual machine and then accessing the machine from a tablet. I then need to send a command to a wireless interfaced printer that will be ...
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Virtual Machine Got Frozen on start of installing FreeBSD, on CentOS6.3 KVM

Problem description: In the installation section, after I entered the virt-install command with proper arguments(shown below) to build the virtual hardware configuration, and connected to the vm ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise under virtualization has no networking until login

I created a Windows 7 image to run under KVM based virtualiztion, but the networking for the image will not start until I login. I'm not very familiar with Windows, but it seems as though there is ...
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P2V fails on Windows 7 machine with vmware vCenter Converter

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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Host DVD-ROM drive “eaten up” by Virtual Box

I'm running a Windows-7 host machine with Oracle Virtual-Box 4.1.18. I've created a guest OS - Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual-Box for programming and testing. All things are working fine, however, except one ...
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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Tools for block diagrams / listings of multi-layered storage virtualization with LVM and LUKS?

When multiple storage virtualization systems are used together, it can be complicated and time-consuming to gain an understanding of the structure of the various relationships involved. What tools ...
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What settings can I change in virtualized XP and W7 to minimise unnecessary image file differential size

I have several virtualized instances of XP and W7 on KVM, and each week I take an LVM snapshot of the qcow2 file and rsync it to a remote site. I'd like to reduce my bandwidth usage if possible - what ...
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How can I run a virtual machine from a RAW format disk image on Mac OS X?

I have a Debian Linux web server running in VMWare on my laptop. I use a VPS hosting company that lets me upload a copy of this virtual machine’s disk image to use as a live web server, meaning I’ve ...
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Home and end keys on USB keyboard recognized as left and right arrow in VirtualBox running Windows 7

I have got a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 USB keyboard connected to my MacBook Pro. The keyboard layout is standard 104 keys. When I run Windows 7 in VirtualBox the keyboard gets recognized as ...
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Converting Parallels Desktop 7 VM from Mac to Windows

I have a Windows 2008 r2 x64 virtual machine that I run on my Mac through Parallels Desktop 7. I need to convert this virtual machine so I can run it on my Windows 7 x64 machine. Which VM software ...